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Old 6th July, 2006, 06:43 PM
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I was waiting for someone to use the WGAV as a tool to attack your computer.

I have a friend that has his pc try to install the WGAV toll every week. Something like this may be up with his..
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Old 7th July, 2006, 06:58 PM
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Is this only a concern for AOL users? Do I have to worry about this, too? Arrgh!
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The Nerve! Imagine your laboring for YEARS to put your spy ware in place, then some Johnny-come -lately comes along and ruins it for you!!

"The software giant last month began issuing the program for download as a high-priority software update alongside its urgent security patches. However, some likened the new tool to spy ware after it was learned that it contacted Microsoft without a user's knowledge each time a customer restarts his or her PC. Microsoft has since issued a new version of the WGA download and has also published instructions for removing it altogether."
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The Nerve! Imagine your laboring for YEARS to put your spy ware in place, then some Johnny-come -lately comes along and ruins it for you!!

"The software giant last month began issuing the program for download as a high-priority software update alongside its urgent security patches. However, some likened the new tool to spy ware after it was learned that it contacted Microsoft without a user's knowledge each time a customer restarts his or her PC. Microsoft has since issued a new version of the WGA download and has also published instructions for removing it altogether."

This is great info....I did not check to see if this was actually reporting to MS. I simple refused to have it on any of my machines.
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